For all of the discuss of an ‘overbooking’ in FC Barcelona’s midfield, this can be a dilemma that stretches itself throughout the entire squad in a far greater headache for Quique Setien heading into the 2020/2021 season.
In complete, there are 19 first workforce gamers on the coach’s disposal to complete off the present time period, with the group buoyed by the returns from harm made by Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. Each crocked on the flip of 2020, they’re in essence ‘new’ signings for the Blaugrana that might give them a bonus within the 11 La Liga fixtures that stay and within the Champions League as soon as it resumes in August.
And there are additionally six younger stars from the reserve ‘B’ workforce, who’ve been coaching with the seniors and even featured on-field with them previous to the break led to by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ansu Fati is the truth is already part of the primary workforce furnishings, whereas to a lesser extent Riqui Puig, Alex Collado and Ronald Araujo have hovered on the fringes of Setien’s plans since he took over from the fired Ernesto Valverde. After Neto was harm within the Copa del Rey, Inaki Pena has served as a backup to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, and there’s additionally the younger central midfielder Monchu to think about.
Although there may very well be extra within the type of Lautaro Martinez, Miralem Pjanic and – much less possible now resulting from monetary restraints – Neymar, Barca have made two new purchases already that may be a part of in the summertime. Francisco Trincao is among the most promising stars of the Portuguese Liga whereas Matheus Fernandes, purchased in the identical January switch window, is on loan at Actual Valladolid.
Talking of which, at least eight stars will make their manner again to the Camp Nou after having accomplished short-term assignments elsewhere.
Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Rafinha present the most important names, and are joined on this respect by Moussa Wague, Jean-Clair Todibo, Juan Miranda, Oriol Busquets, Carles Alena and Pedri.
As communicated by the above graphic, rivals Actual Madrid have an excellent greater downsizing operation on their fingers.
But sticking with Barca, it stays a matter of intrigue as to how they are going to steadiness the books. The quantity, 35, is roughly three first XIs. And even by offloading Coutinho plus veterans Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic, the quantity nonetheless exceeds 30 whereas being augmented by talked about further arrivals together with Martinez and Pjanic.
Tipped as guarantees for the long run, Puig and Alena won’t stand for being demoted completely to the B workforce, on the similar time assurances have been made to Ansu Fati.
Who would need Setien’s job? It’s truthful to ask…